Don's Life In Thailand (Chiang Mai)
Long Necked Women
These are pictures of our trip to the Hill Tribe Village of the Long Necked Women

Why do the Women wear the rings?

The biggest reason why the Karen women put themselves though the neck lengthening routine is simply tradition.  
While there are some of the women that need to stick with the tradition to make money since they are refugees,
there are some of the woman that do it just to hold onto their heritage.  In the early days of the Long Necks, the
practice of the brass rings was started not just for beauty, but also to protect against tigers and in some cases
even just because the village leader said he preferred it.  Today many of the young Karen women are breaking
with tradition and it is estimated that the neck lengthening practice only has a few generations of life left.  When
we visited the Karen many of the young women only had a few rings.

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Grand Canyon Chiang Mai
History about the Grand Canyon Chiang Mai

The Canyon is about 30-40 years old.  The Grand Canyon Chiang Mai was dug out to use the soil for building houses. Ground
water filled the canyon with water. Rain water did the rest to fill it up to the level it has today. The Grand Canyon Chiang Mai is
32 meters deep.  I didn't know you could go swimming there so I didn't bring a bathing suit.

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